Mudcat Café message #30575 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5283   Message #30575
Posted By: Big Mick
11-Jun-98 - 09:50 PM
Thread Name: Irish Wedding Mass
Subject: RE: Irish Wedding Mass
Wow Frank, that is just fantastic. I can hardly wait!!! Would please be so kind as to pass along my thanks to Eileen. And were I her, I wouldna post her work until it is copyrighted. Generous is one thing, but leaving yourself open to being taken advantage of is quite another.

The Conklin Ceili Band (my band) played at a rehab center here in Grand Rapids tonight. Many of the people have severely broken arms and legs or are quadraplegics. While we were playing "St. Anne's Reel", I noticed one of the quads was blinking her eyes to the beat of the music. When I realized it, I started crying. Have you ever seen a 270 lb. Irish American cry while playing the bodhran. Not a pretty sight. It reminded me how fortunate we are to be able to express our sense of self through our music.

Frank, if you ever come to Michigan, you have a place to stay on a big beautiful lake in the middle of a state game area. In fact, why don't all you mudcatters come and we will have a helluva houseparty!!

Slan go foill,

Mick